All Black communities living on the Caribbean coast of Central America are called Garifuna or Black Carib, or as they refer to themselves, Garinagu. The Garinagu are the descendants of Caribs Indians and African Slaves. The Museum Of UnCut Funk and Cafe 70 celebrates the Garifuna feast.
Alvin Starks gestured broadly as he spoke. He was standing in a gallery space in Harlem at the Schomburg Center, a research unit of the New York Public Library. Starks is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Schomburg, the leading research facility devoted to black culture. “The Schomburg is trying to take its material… and put it out,” he said, turning his palms outward and extending his arms, with a wide smile.
Barry Roberts is “An Outdoorsman,” “one who spends much time in the outdoors or in outdoor activities” according to Webster’s, and very accurate when it comes to Roberts. He Loves to hunt (that’s him second from the right), fish and Bar-B-Que, pretty much in that order. Now you can watch him whip some things up… online at: www.whatscookinwithbarry.com
Edouardo Jordan chef and owner of Salare: Where I grew up, I didn’t have much. When it came to food, I’ve always been thinking about no waste, because my family didn’t have the opportunity to waste.
When 23rd president Benjamin Harrison and his wife, Caroline, fired their French chef and hired Dolly Johnson, a free black woman who had worked for them in Indianapolis, the move made national headlines. This is in jarring contrast with the recent headlines we’ve seen asking, “Where are all of the black chefs?” Then, as now, they were there doing their thing, hiding in plain sight. — Chef Adrian Miller. Photo Credit Library of Congress: Dolly Johnson, the White House cook for president Benjamin Harrison.
Today is National Soft Ice Cream Day, so it’s only right that we share some of our favorite black-owned ice cream shops around the country. The following businesses serve the best in all things frozen from soft ice cream to frozen yogurt and custard. If you know of an amazing black-owned ice cream shop or brand that should be added, comment below!
Matthew Raiford and Jovan Sage get up around dawn most days, to take care of a few regular farm chores: feeding the chickens, checking on the ducks, weeding the fields.
The Museum Of UnCut Funk celebrates the contributions of Africans and their culinary expertise during slavery. This article was written by Karen Pinchin for National Geographic.